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“Home from home” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Orion Holidays
Ranked #66 of 425 Kochi (Cochin) B&B and Inns
Neuchatel, Switzerland
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Home from home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2012

In a quiet street but near to everything (beach, churches, chinese fishing nets, cultural center), we had a great time in orion homestay. Extremely friendly family who kindly organise backwater trips and many other things ; clean and comfortable rooms (some with balcony), hot water (and bathtub!), cooling fan or A/C, and all this at a low price. Absolutely no negative points.

Room Tip: room with balcony is nice
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ChBeKa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

We stayed at Orion Skywings for 4 nights in January 2012. This place is a steal (in this money bracket). I am very happy we found it.
The room we had was not huge, but big enough, especially considering the price. It also had a small balcony. The room and the hotel is spotlessly very clean.
Their complimentary breakfast is served on the roof, which I found lovely.They offer basic complimentary breakfast, in addition to which you can order the usual things - omlettes, lassi, fruits etc (for a normal price).
The hotel is located in the middle of things, which was very important for us. It is located on a quiet street within a very short distance from the centre of Fort Cochi (7 min quick walk, we measured).
(It is also practically opposite the Kathakali Centre, which is also very convenient (and which we visited).
Last but not least: the hotel has a VERY VERY friendly staff, a very friendly receptionist who is always ready to help, to answer a question, or to recommend something (but tactful. One does not always goes with another). This makes your stay very pleasant.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lizik
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Oakland, California
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42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

We stayed at the Skywings addition just before the Christmas holiday started. The host, Hari, was incredibly helpful and gracious. He went out of his way to make us comfortable. The rooms were spotless. And the price was right. The biggest problem was the ceiling fan. We needed it on at night to keep the mosquitos at bay. Unfortunately, there was only high speed or off. I actually got cold at night under the fan. The hotel is convenient to all the sights of Fort Cochin without being in the middle of it all.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Moseler
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2011

we stayed in skywings when we visited fort kochi. The rooms were clean with balcony and toilets.. They have arranged us backwater trips snd kadhakali shows which was really interesting. Moreover we ordered for indian breakfast which was served very tasty.. We recomed this place to tourist who visit fort kochi.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank smithanwil
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

We enjoyed our stay at skywings. The rooms were clean with private balcony and toilet. We enjoy the breakfast on the rooftop over lying surrounded by the coconut trees. We strongly recommend this place to people visiting fort cochin.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Knightfalls
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2011

We enjoyed our 2 stays here, the rooms were clean and spacious with nice little balconys.
Good location and friendly staff.

Room Tip: The new block with balconys seems better value than the house.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Quail2
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2011

excellent homestay. we had a great time at orionstays. extremely friendly and helpful stuff and owners. nice, big and clean rooms, some with balcony. very clean and spacious private bathroom. free wifi. very good and quiet location, close to the center and the chinese fishernets. best stay in india. good value for money. absolutely recommandable.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank snap1985
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Property: Orion Holidays
Address: 926 K L Barnad Master Road | Njaliparambu Junction, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Location: India > Kerala > Kochi (Cochin)
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 425 B&Bs / Inns in Kochi (Cochin)
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Orion Holidays 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A versatile home stay at Fort Cochin. A place where many world civilizations rose and fell. Having its unforgettable and irresistible historical monuments. Rich with the adornments of the heaven crafted backwaters and plush greenery. Offers you tailor-made tour packages which fit your budget and cool off your soul, traditional and folklore art performances, backwater cruise lets you feel the lap of mother nature, trekking packages lets you feel the wilder side of life. ... more   less 
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